No Recession for a Korean Touchscreen Maker

Demand for Digitech's touch panels is exploding. Samsung Electronics installs them in its camera phones

Few companies in South Korea are better positioned to benefit from the buzz Apple (AAPL) created with its iPhone than Digitech Technology. The largest touchscreen maker in Korea isn't providing its products to Apple, which doesn't sell iPhones in Korea (BusinessWeek.com, 6/13/08). But the growing popularity of touchscreens generated by the booming sales of iPhones and other smart phones has helped Digitech win a contract this year to supply 200,000 3.2-inch touch panels monthly to Samsung Electronics for its "Pixon" camera phones.

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